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Date July 19, 1937
Dimensions Overall: 14 x 10 9/16 x 3/16 in. (35.6 x 26.8 x 0.5 cm)
Print medium Print-Lithograph

After her disappearance, many magazines and periodicals published tributes to Amelia Earhart, often accompanied by photo essays containing highlights of her career. Although her courage was praised and her accomplishments acknowledged as beneficial to women, Life and other magazines viewed Earhart's 1937 flight as a "stunt" that had done more harm than good to the burgeoning aviation industry. "As the world's worried eyes were fixed on the Pacific and the Earhart search, a far more important aviation event was taking place quietly over the mid-Atlantic, the first of a series of survey flights which are expected to lead . . . to the establishment of airmail service to Europe and . . . of the first trans-Atlantic passenger service."

Credit line

Museum Purchase, 2006

Feedback Accession No. 2006.18.3